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Old 09-05-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Painting over weatherproofed wood

Hello Everyone

I am new to the site and am looking for some advice on painting over external wood which has been weatherproofed.

We have recently moved in a bungalow which has a half wood porch, the wood has been coated with a weatherproof application - it could be creosote and was dark brown although it now needs improving. Does anyone know if I can cover this with an external gloss paint or any light colour application I can use. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-06-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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If you can find out what is on the surface it would be a big help, if it is creosote, I think you are screwed


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Finding out what is on it is the first step.
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I would suggest you look at this sight first before you decide what to do they may have the answer you seek.
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